We are a fully registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping impoverished people in developing nations. We focus on providing resources that allow children to improve themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually.
The Least Among Us helps communities, families, and individuals to improve their lives through education. We approach our mission from two directions: capital projects to improve educational infrastructure and high school scholarships. Since inception, The Least Among Us has focused on poor communities in El Salvador who are willing to match our assistance with meaningful non-financial contributions and demonstrate that they will use new resources responsibly.
Capital Projects include building classrooms, bathrooms, drinking-water infrastructure, and limited assistance for necessary educational supplies at Catholic schools. The Least Among Us provides funds for building supplies, an overseer, and specialized labor while parents of the students provide all non-specialized volunteer construction labor. Volunteer labor from parents and community members instills a sense of ownership and stretches each donor’s dollar tremendously. Once a classroom is built, the Salvadoran government and the local Catholic dioceses pays teacher salaries and electricity. The cooperative partnership of The Least Among Us, the Salvadoran Government, the Catholic Church, and local communities has proven to be an extremely effective way to make a positive and permanent impact on rural villages.
High School Scholarships are currently awarded to students at the parochial school in Santo Domingo de Guzman who show academic promise, financial necessity, solid character, and the desire to enter professions that will benefit their families and communities. They are only awarded to students who would not otherwise be able to attend secondary school. Stipends, which cost between $500 and $1000 per student-year, are administered on a weekly basis to cover the cost of tuition, bus tickets, lunch, and books.